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Can anyone who has one of these cars let me know how the hot air is dispersed?
I assumed that the two fans pull the air in and push it out the back but i've seen posters mention it dumping hot air inside the case. Do the fans work in the other direction?

I've ordered one of these and about to build my sig rig and need to plan how I arrange parts and fans. Not too worried as I have a lot of space but would like to know. If it's pulling air in from the back i'ld mount the PSU on top so the card isn't sucking in hot air but if it's blowing out the back i'ld prefer to mount the psu at the base of the case where I have plenty of space.
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As far as I've noticed the huge shroud on top of the heatsink attempts to guide the air out of the back PCI-slot vents, though I don't know how successful it is in doing so.
One thing is for certain, DCII cards need a ton of fresh air to work with so your Elysium's a great choice
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Yeah, I have a 460 DCII, it sucks air in through the fan towards the board.
They exhaust about (I guess) 70% inside the case, if you put your hand over the PCI-E exhaust slot on it, you should feel a mild breeze of warm air (I do) and I guess that's the rest of the air.

Although they exhaust in the case, I see no rise in temps compared to my brothers reference 460 (Which runs about 15*C hotter)

I have a fan blowing air inbetween my GPU's (Directly into my DCII's intake) also.
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Cheers for that. Thats what I was hoping.

So the fans draw in the air which passes through the shroud and out the back past the monitor connectors. However the shroud isn't air tight so you'll get some leaks.
I can live with that.

And yes, the Elysiums a very airy case!
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